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November 12 and 14, 2019

Karyn Williams, PhD will be the keynote speaker at the Pension & Investments Multi-Asset Investing Conference to be held in Chicago and New York. The Multi-Asset Investing Conference will provide a platform for discussion and debate regarding why asset owners should consider a multi-asset approach, the various drivers behind them and how to utilize this strategy to maximize overall performance.


She will be presenting the following:

A Case Study:  Managing alpha and beta in today’s markets

  • The crazy, convoluted market for investment solutions

  • The hidden exposures in multi-asset allocations and how to see risk in any portfolio

  • The true costs of investment programs can be larger than you think

  • A unifying framework: what’s right for you?


For more information about the conference, visit the event page on the P&I website.



On August 29, 2019, Karyn Williams and co-authors published a paper available on SSRN – FEN (Social Science Research Network – Financial Economics)


The paper, “π Portfolio Management: Reaching Goals while Avoiding Drawdowns” proposes a unique approach to portfolio selection that explicitly takes into account investors' simultaneous investment objectives, such as achieving target return levels and avoiding specific drawdown limits. 

The paper can be found here.


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